Podcast Help Desk™
Companion show to Podcast Insider by Blubrry, Weekly Podcasting tips, opinions, gear, technology and news from a Veteran podcaster of over 16 years. Have a podcasting question? Ask here at the Podcast Help Desk.
Live or Not? – PHD166
Tuesday 07 September 2021
: Should you do live video?
If so, where?
Facebook, YouTube, Others.
Riverside.fm, streamyard or direct.
On Hiatus Until September
Monday 16 August 2021
: I will be back in September 2021.
PodPing (and other stuff) with Dave Jones from Podcast Index and Podcasting 2.0 – PHD165
Sunday 13 June 2021
: I had the opportunity to talk to Dave Jones from Podcast Index and the Podcasting 2.0 show about PodPing and other podcasting stuff.
Episode Notes - Tag Experiment Part one - PHD164
Sunday 09 May 2021
: itunes:subtitle, itunes:summary, or description tags -
Today I talk about Episode Notes tags (Show Notes). This is part 1 of an...
The Podcast Landscape is Changing
Saturday 01 May 2021
: One thing you can always say about how podcasting works, it's always changing. The last couple of weeks it seems that there is a sort of...
Apple Paid Subscription Podcasts – PHD162
Saturday 24 April 2021
: Apple announced "Subscriptions" after changing the name of subscribing to a free podcast to "Follow". We have more details about that...
Airing My Top 10 Podcasting Grievances – PHD161
Thursday 15 April 2021
: 100% my opinion. I air my podcasting grievances.
More Podcast Namespace Talk with Andy Lehman – PHD160
Monday 05 April 2021
: I love it when people correct me! Andy Lehman tells me all about what I didn't get quite right about the Podcast Namespace.
Podcast Namespaces in RSS – Explained – PHD159
Sunday 21 March 2021
: In the history of podcasting, there have been a few Namespaces added to RSS to make podcasting work. Apple added the namespace, Google...
How Podcasting Works – Back to Basics – PHD158
Sunday 31 January 2021
: Today I want to go back to the REAL basics of how podcasting works. So, without going into a history lesson, podcasting has worked the...
Build Your Own Podcasting Platform – PHD157
Sunday 10 January 2021
: Why would build your podcast on someone else's platform when you can build your own?
Review of 2020 in Podcasting – PHD156
Wednesday 06 January 2021
: In 2020, the podcast industry added over 1 million shows. Out of 1.7 million shows listed on Apple, 60% (ish) are inactive.
Podcaster’s Block – What do you do when you don’t feel like podcasting? – PHD155
Monday 28 December 2020
: Here is what I do. I do more show prep. It seems I get more motivated to podcast if I do show prep on a show I'm about to record.
My top 6 Podcast Listening Apps – PHD154
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: There are lots of apps you can use to play podcasts. As a podcaster I'm sure you are also a podcast listener. Here is my top 6 (in...
What is RSS? Why should you care?
Saturday 19 December 2020
: RSS is what powers podcasting. In fact, this is why podcasting even exists. The enclosure tag in RSS2 allows you to “attach” a media...
Why is Podcast Index so important to podcasting? – PHD152
Wednesday 16 December 2020
: Podcast Index: "Lets preserve podcasting as a platform for free speech!"
Podcast Help Desk going 2 times weekly starting December 16th – PHD151
Monday 30 November 2020
: I failed miserably at completing the NaPodPoMo 30 episodes in 30 days this year. OH well, Such is life getting in the way.
My 8 Favorite Podcasts – PHD150
Saturday 21 November 2020
: I'm not only a podcaster, but an avid podcast listener. I have something like 30 shows that I subscribe to plus I listen to a lot of...
The beauty of Simple (Part 2) – PHD149
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: Keeping it simple makes it easy for you to produce your podcast and not worry about waisting a lot of time if you don't have a lot of...
Do not look at your stats for the first 3 months – PHD148
Monday 16 November 2020
: YES, I really did just say don't look at your stats for 3 months! THIS MEANS YOU!
Who Is Your Show For? – PHD147
Sunday 15 November 2020
: So, who exactly is your show for?
When you try to make a podcast for EVERYONE, you really are making a show for NOBODY.
8 Things YOU Need To Know (or learn) About YOUR Podcast – PHD146
Thursday 12 November 2020
: There are many things about a podcast that a podcaster needs to know even if you don't do everything for your show. A lot of indie...
What is an RSS feed anyway? – PHD145
Wednesday 11 November 2020
: As a Podcaster, your RSS Feed is your connection to the world for your podcast. The transmitter for your "Radio Station". Your RSS feed...
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Do you use ID3 tags? If not, no worries. It's only used in very unique circumstances.
Numbering your Episodes in the Title – Yes or No? – PHD143
Monday 09 November 2020
: There are reasons you might want to number your episodes in the title of your post. Also, there are reasons you might not want to.